You may know that you need treatment for addiction and mental illness, but prefer to feel like you cannot to mask your feelings of insecurity. You come up with a list of reasons like not being able to afford it, afraid of what people will think, and feel like you will not have time in your busy schedule to get help. There should never be an excuse for not getting help as the health of your body and your brain is always a priority.

What Financial Excuses are Used for Not Getting Treatment?

One of the excuses for not getting treatment is that they cannot afford it. While we do live in a tough economy, there are plenty of low-cost options to consider. If you cannot afford staying at a residential rehab, you can always try outpatient treatment a few times a week. This way, you can maintain your daily life while receiving help. Look in your local community for low-cost options your local government may offer as well as affordable online therapy. You should also consider that spending a lot of money on getting healthy again is a better bargain compared to supporting your drug addiction.

What Social Excuses are Used for Not Getting Treatment?

You may be scared that by receiving treatment for drug addiction, you do not want yourself or others to view you as an “addict.” You are scared that being outed as an “addict” will ruin your career and your reputation. The truth is that there are a lot of successful people out there who have risen above addiction that gain a lot of respect like Robert Downey Jr. and Drew Barrymore. They still have their jobs and a fanbase. People may respect you more knowing that you are doing everything you can to make an ongoing that is ruining your life go away.

What Other Excuses are Used for Not Getting Treatment?

People may feel like it is too stressful to clear their schedules for therapy, 12 step meetings, inpatient or outpatient rehab. They feel like their schedule is too full to fit anything else in. No matter how important your career is, you need to think about how important it is to be alive so you can continue with your career. Rehab will increase your quality of life and your productivity so that addiction no longer stops you from living your best life.

At Alta Loma Transformational Living, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  Alta Loma uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, where you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 866-457-3843.